Practice your pitch.

You’ll always be asked to tell the interviewer about yourself. It’s the one question that you can almost guarantee will come up. You should have your explanation prepared, but not over-practiced. You want to sound confident and experienced without sounding like you’re reading a prepared statement. Your overview should focus on recent experience, sprinkle in big initiatives and personal interests, and stay under one minute in length. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get into the details later, so make sure to keep this answer at a summary level. Since this is typically one of the first questions you’ll be asked, you want to make sure you’re prepared so you can start the interview off on the right foot. s

Mike McDonough

Mike McDonough visited General Search & Recruitment in 1980 in search of a job and was hired as an insurance recruiter. This opportunity turned into an exciting and rewarding career that engaged Mike in the search and placement of top talent. In 1996, Mike became the owner of GSR. Having worked nationally with from small to behemoth firms, Mike and GSR have connected over 1,700 talented people with great insurance careers. GSR recruits for a number of mid-level and C-level positions within a variety of areas within the insurance industry, including brokers and agencies, commercial property and casualty, insurance carriers, personal lines, reinsurers and more. Mike was recently elected to serve as President of the NIRA Board, which exemplifies Mike's dedication to giving back to the communities in which he works and lives. To learn more about Mike, explore his Personal and Spiritual Philosophies, as well as his involvement in church and community service.